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Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger urged during a hastily called meeting of ministers yesterday (15March) to introduce safety “stress tests” at nuclear power plans in Europe. He commended the present safety standards in EU countries, but as the same time told German media that we need to consider a “foreseeable future” without nuclear energy. German Chancellor… » read more

Posted by Georgi Gotev

Joe Litobarski, or EuroGoblin, joined EurActiv as Blogactiv & Social Media manager. Until now he was Co-Editor of Blogginportal.eu. He is replacing Stuart Langridge, who will be taking on new challenges. I will miss Stuart’s sharp humour and witty approach to his work. He mentioned something about ending a Brussels experience, but I tell him… » read more

Posted by Georgi Gotev

I met Jacques Delors again. I had already had the honour of being in his company when we made a 90-minute TV film about him, Toma Tomov* and me, in 2001. We called the film “Citizen Delors”, partly inspired from a poster of “Citizen Kane” which Delors had kept in his Berlaymont office, in previous… » read more

Posted by Georgi Gotev

That’s the question to ask these days to people you met in the meantime. Well, if you or them are at least 30 years of age. There are moments, like 9/11, when everyone remembers what they have been doing, feeling and experiencing. By the way, the wall also fell on 9/11, but written the European… » read more

Posted by Georgi Gotev

The Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin has punished Bulgaria for not being as pro-Russian as he wants, by excluding it from the South Stream gas pipeline and by abandoning the project of an oil pipeline from the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna to to Greek port Alexandroupolis. Indeed, Russia has had a consistent policy… » read more

Posted by Georgi Gotev